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Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of the Criminal Justice Intervention panels in the 200405 financial year will be; and which authorities will be liable to fund them. 
Caroline Flint: The "intensive" elements of the Drug Interventions Programme are currently operational in 66 police Basic Command Units (47 DATs) with high levels of acquisitive crime. In 200506 we will expand the "intensive" elements of the Drug Interventions Programme to a further 32 police Basic Command Units. All areas in England and Wales are in receipt of funding for arrest referral schemes and for throughcare and aftercare.
Estimated total funding for the programme in 200405 is £188 million. This includes funding transferred to other agencies such as the Probation Service for the management of Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTOs).
Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what impact the Criminal Justice Intervention panels are expected to have on local criminal justice and drug organisations. 
Caroline Flint: The Drug Interventions Programme (formerly CJIP) provides an opportunity for all criminal justice agencies and drug treatment organisations to work together in addressing drug-related crime and the associated treatment needs of offenders. Experience to date indicates that the Programme is working as a catalyst to join up services, plug gaps and address with new vigour the problems that drug misuse can cause in our communities.
Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what impact the creation of Criminal Justice Intervention panels is expected to have on (a) drug-related and (b) persistent crime in (i) 200405 and (ii) 2005 to 2007. 
Caroline Flint: Precise estimates of the impact of the Drug Interventions Programme on drug-related and persistent crime are not yet available. However, the key aim of the Programme is to get drug-using offenders into treatment as there is a wealth of research evidence to show that treatment reduces both drug use and offending. For example the National Treatment Outcomes Research Study found significant reductions in offending among those entering treatment. Early figures show that around 1,500 offenders a month are now entering treatment as a result of the Programme.
Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change in the number of people accessing drug treatment as a result of Criminal Justice Implementation panel intervention he expects in (a) 200405 and (b) 2005 to 2007. 
Caroline Flint: The Drug Interventions Programme (formerly CJIP) is having a positive impact on drug treatment for all drug users and is acting as a catalyst to improve availability, accessibility and quality of treatment.
In (b) 2005 to 2007: We are on track to achieve our ambition of getting 1,000 offenders a week into treatment by 2008 and are currently running ahead of the interim target to get 1,250 offenders per month into treatment by March 2005.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in what percentage of offenders sentenced to a curfew order a possible violation of the conditions of the order has resulted in a call out; 
|Number of persons received sentences of immediate custody|
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what (a) length of time and (b) number of offenders the electronic monitoring kit for home detention curfew orders is used before it is (i) refurbished and (ii) discarded. 
Paul Goggins: The equipment is used and re-used for offenders indefinitely. It is checked at the start of the curfew and every 28 days during the monitoring period. The equipment is also checked when the curfew expires. The battery in the tag is changed every six months and the battery in the monitoring unit is changed every 18 months to two years. When the equipment is damaged it is either repaired or discarded.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many television advertisements his Department has commissioned on (a) terrestrial and (b) satellite television channels in the last 12 months; and what the cost was in each case. 
Television advertisements are generally produced to be used on both terrestrial and satellite channels. Advertising space is purchased on the basis of which media will be most effective at reaching the target audience. In virtually all cases this will involve
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a mix of satellite and terrestrial channels. For this reason it is not possible to differentiate the spend between terrestrial and satellite advertising.
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